winter accommodation in the Margaret River

South West Guide

The best cosy winter accommodation in the Margaret River Region

June 27, 2021

Now the cooler weather is here, it’s the perfect time to slow down, relax and get cosy. Western Australia’s South West region is well known for its temperate climate year-round, and there’s no better place to get away in winter than the Margaret River Region. So if the verdant fields, dewy forest gullies and roaring fireplaces are calling you, we’ve highlighted some of the best Margaret River holiday homes to settle into this winter.

Plus, with Exclusive Escapes’ Winter Specials available at selected properties until August 2021 – you can stay for four nights and pay for three, or stay seven nights and only pay for five. 

Luxe, private Margaret River holiday homes

Incognito is a stunning home that offers a sense of seclusion while still being close to the Margaret River township. Offering sweeping views of the ocean from luxuriously comfortable surroundings, as night settles in, you will want to as well, around the hypnotic fireplace whilst watching the stars through the home’s glass pyramid roof.

Every room offers a view here, including the double deep private ensuite spas and glass-enclosed Jacuzzi room. Yes, a private room with a stunning stone feature wall and bi-fold doors that open to offer 180-degree views of the ocean. Nothing is stopping you from soaking away the winter chill and stress of city life. Architecturally designed, Zorzi built, and with Maria Monaco interior design, this truly is an exquisite stay to be fondly remembered or returned to time and again.

Idyllic Margaret River accommodation for wine lovers

If your ideal family vacation in the South West includes a natural setting and views of a working vineyard, this short stay accommodation at Edwards Winery is sure to pop your cork. Located between the popular townships of Gracetown and Margaret River, you’ll be right by the cellar door/restaurant of Old Kent River Winery. Or perhaps stay in and feast on fine produce foraged from the area — the well-equipped kitchen is an ideal place to prepare a nourishing winter soup or hearty breakfast (maybe with some warm, crusty bread from the Yallingup Woodfired Bakery).

Surrounded by stunning scenery, inside, there’s the simple joy of a cosy open fireplace to gather around in the evenings, space for indoor games and puzzles, all in the warmth of the home’s rammed earth and timber design. Spacious and light-filled, the home has been designed to accommodate three families and has been designed to have comfort in mind when hosting up to 11 people.

Book a Margaret River farmhouse stay with a roaring fireplace

Sure, a Cab Sav or Merlot is perfect for a winter’s eve, but if you also fancy a cheeky beer, the Burton Farmhouse is an incredible rural retreat located close to the Cheeky Monkey Brewery. It boasts a beautiful vineyard, too, perfect for a misty morning walk and some grade-A photo opportunities. 

Located in Wilyabrup Valley, 15km north of Margaret River along Caves Road, you’ll be able to pop into town on a whim, explore some of Australia’s premium wineries, or retreat for the weekend to your sanctuary. A slow-combustion wood fireplace keeps the whole home toasty, or sit on the porch to grab some morning sun rays. A short walk, and you’re at Margaret Rivers’ most loved and family-friendly brewery/restaurants (no Tazza’s Taxi required), with an expansive menu for adults and children.

Margaret River accommodation near the beach

There’s no better way to beat the winter blues than at Surfers Retreat, a stunning stay just 5 minutes from the famous Surfers Point main break. While close to the beach, being a 3-hectare bush block you’re sheltered from any squalls. With five bedrooms, two living areas and a huge 12-seat dining table (by local furniture maker Jeremy from Bluetree designs), it’s the perfect place for family friends to enjoy a surf or settle in for some quality time. 

Or gaze upon the azure ocean from Bondys Beach House, a double-storey testament to the old-school beach shack that almost hugs you with the warm memories of childhood family holidays. There may be no better vantage point on earth to watch the sunset over the ocean – though you’ll have to pick between the dining room, comfy couches or rustic charm of its wooden deck.

Bondys Beach House

Among the trees with Margaret River accommodation

When it’s time for an extended family getaway in winter, Alouarn House is where everyone can get together and get their own space. The home has 600+ square meters of living space, eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and separate chalets perfect for teenagers, helpers or anyone seeking additional privacy. 

Imagine waking up toasty on a frosty morning for a brisk walk, seeing the Kangaroos around the cricket pitch in the golden hours, and gathering in the evenings around the fireplace or kitchen table to recount family memories and make new ones.

If you’ve been dreaming of a place where you can let your creativity flow and get back in touch with nature, Alouarn House in the Margaret River Wine Region will be just your cup of tea. Set against the backdrop of rolling, tree-covered hills of a national park, this spacious hideaway is just the ticket for connecting and unwinding (and cutting down on screen time).

Winter activities in Margaret River and surrounds

Margaret River is well known for its abundance of wineries, breweries and restaurants, as well as caves, nature walks, a thriving arts and music scene, markets and more. With so much going on, it’s worth having a look at Your Margaret River when you’re planning your stay – or asking an Exclusive Escapes advisor for some suggestions.

The cooler months are certainly less ‘crazy busy’ than summer school holidays, for example, but we see that as a plus. Winter is an ideal time to get away to the state’s South West, and there’s always something to do with events like Cabin Fever Fest in Margaret River (16-25 July 2021), 

If you fancy exploring the wider area from your Margaret River accommodation, you might want to check out the Fridgetown Fest in Bridgetown (June-August), CinefestOZ Film Festival (August 25-29), Nannup Flowers and Garden Festival (August 14-September 5), Truffle Kerfuffle Festival Manjimup (June 25-27), or even the Balingup Medieval Carnivale (August 18).

Wherever you stay with Exclusive Escapes, you’ll never be too far away from wineries, art galleries and amenities, making your stay with us the perfect location for a Margaret River holiday.

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